If you search for the pitchers with the top xFIPs, it’s a who’s who of the league’s finest.  It’s not quite as glamorous as the Who’s Who of Western Appalachian High School Students that your parents paid $25 for you to get your picture in, but it’s still pretty illustrious.  Kershaw on top, then Salazar, F-Her, Gerrit, Carrasco, Pineda, Archer, Shields, Scherzer, Harvey and Lynn.  If your pitching staff was just those guys, you may not be currently winning your pitching categories, but you will by the end of the year, or your money back1.   Right after Lynn in the list is Clay Buchholz, then after him it continues to be purdy:  Arrieta, Kluber, Lester and so on2.   Out of all of those pitchers, Kershaw, Shields and Salazar are the only ones with a better K-rate with Buchholz’s at 11.5.  11.5 K/9 is excellent and is the 4th best in the majors.  Buchholz’s walk rate isn’t bad either at 2.87 — under 3 is solid.  Under three walk rate with an 11.5 K/9 is an ace.  Only thing is, his ERA is 6.03.  Oopsie!  Right now, his BABIP is .407.  A .407 BABIP is basically the equivalent to an easy grounder is headed right to a fielder, but the ball is grabbed by a possum and the possum runs the ball around the infield for five minutes as the hitter goes around the bases for an inside-the-parker.  If Buchholz is available in your league, I’d absolutely grab him, and could even see trading for him in deeper leagues9.

1You just need to sell my Jose Canseco Sportsflics rookie card to get that money back.
2Yes, I said so on rather than list Bartolo Colon3.
3Yes, by footnoting Bartolo Colon I am sorta listing him4.
4My autocorrect wanted to change sorta to Sorat.  Is that Borat’s sister5?
5I miss Sacha Baron Cohen.  Shame what happened to him.6
6My intern says nothing happened to him, he just picked crappy films to be in7.
7The Spirit of David Foster Wallace has taken over my body8.
8Not really.
9Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jason Hammel – Let’s just get right to the Stream-o-Nator pick.  Hammel gets the Brewers today and, if the Brewers win, the players are allowed to noogie and/or wedgie their manager, Craig Counsell, so he has no incentive to win.

Carlos Frias – I just went over Frias this morning. It was a doozie to end all doozies.  Doozies from all around the world were talking about its level of doozieness.

Miguel Gonzalez – I often wonder if a boring name psychologically influences fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) to think a player is boring.  I mean, Miguel Gonzalez just sounds so bleh.  Actually, he is pretty unexciting with a 7.8 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 3.96 xFIP, but he has been pitching well for, like, six months into last year.

Alex Colome – To paraphrase Rhett Miller, “Colome, untie my hands.  I’m tired of pickin’ starters and I’m tired of changin’ my mind, and I’m sick of death of Travis Wood and I’m sick of death of tryin’ to find something positive to say about Miguel Gonzalez.”

James Paxton – I was gonna make a Pax TV channel joke, then I Googled it and saw it was rebranded as Ion.  How is Ion not the home of all reality TV reruns just to make ex-reality show people sound dopey?  Survivor Contestant from Season 3, “Hey, I on Ion!  Um, I am on Ion.  I’m Ion?  Uh, do I sound dumb?”

Jesse Chavez – Jessie’s got himself a chance to hurl and I want to make him mine!  Damn, that’s still stuck in my head.

Noah Syndergaard – Likely still about six weeks away from Syndergaard coming up to the majors, but he’s currently showing filthiness in Triple-A (10.8 K/9, 1.66 ERA), and the Mets Triple-A affiliate is in the PCL, which is a pitcher’s nightmare.

Carlos Rodon – Tomorrow is his day of reckoning (until his next start).  His first major league start really doesn’t mean anything (except to all of us that own him).

Rafael Betancourt – I’m only listing him because I felt I needed to give you at least one vulture save guy.  What would a Friday Buy be without a potential save vulture?!  Well, technically, it would be a Friday Buy without a potential save vulture, but you catch my drift.  If you don’t, stand about two inches to your right, you’ll catch my drift there.

Carlos Perez – The Sciosciapath seems like he’s giving Perez a chance to impress.  Or maybe that’s imperez.  13 years of Spanish there!

Blake Swihart – Cougs bought this “Host your own Seance” kit off QVC and she’s now going to channel through me a 32-year-old Red Sox fan by the name of Mary.  “I want a pink Red Sox t-shirt that says, “Be my Swihart,” and then get drunk with my boyfriend, Seanie, in the parking lot of the package store, but first I’m going to go on Facebook and curse out my friends that are Yankee fans.  They can go fahk themselves along with Jacoby Ellsbury.  If you weren’t 1/17th Navajo, I’d mail you a box of feces, but I respect your people’s struggle.”  Did it work?  The last thing I remember is writing about Carlos Perez.

Carlos Correa – Could he be up before May ends?  Yes, he could, my over-the-internet friends.  Hey, I’m a poet and aware of it!  Now, no more rhyming and I mean it.

Brandon Crawford – Has five homers already and his career high is ten.  ESPN tells me that’s halfway, but that might be because they use the Disney-sponsored numerical system.

Danny Santana – So, he wasn’t exactly the meow’s cat coming out of the gate throwing flower petals at our feet like he was Rip Taylor.  By the by, how long has someone been waiting to tweet R.I.P. Taylor?

Jung-ho Kang – Fun fact!  Jung-ho was named after the Michael Keaton movie, Gung Ho.

J.J. Hardy – The only mystery this Hardy boy can’t solve is why isn’t he owned on more teams.  Hardy is also a fine detective, but a bit delusional if he thinks he needs to be owned on any teams other than ones that need power.

Logan Morrison – Logan’s run is almost as unbelievable as when a new generation called it, Hunger Games.

Logan Forsythe – Forsythe’s run is almost as unbelievable as when a different generation called it John Forsythe’s running to pinch an Angel’s ass.

Justin Bour – Been playing in front of Michael Morse, but really he’s just a poor man’s Loney.  I will call him Baloney.

Kyle Blanks – Is this the greatest week in the history of 1st base pickups?  Yes, if before last week has you drawing Blanks.

Chris Colabello – He had an insane three weeks last year, where he looked like he was 10-team mixed league worthwhile.  That, of course, ended abruptly, but he’s hitting again.

Scooter Gennett – Remind me not to draft a middle infielder next year.  I’ve been tagging out my MIs quicker than if I were a British Bulldog.

Luis Valbuena – Pretty surprised to see him owned in 39% of ESPN leagues, but, since Karabell, owns 70% of ESPN teams to up his virtual trophy case, Valbuena is actually owned in 109% of leagues.

Jace Peterson – Has been swinging a hot bat lately and recently just remembered he has speed.  Yay, memory!

Andre Ethier – In Coors this weekend, which the Hitter-Tron likes about as much as applying refrigerator magnets to its nipples.

Marlon Byrd – And this Byrd you cannot cage.

Carlos Peguero – Here’s what I said the other day, “Peguero has light tower power as they say, who they are I’m not entirely sure.  He also swings like he’s in a cartoon, twisting himself into the ground.  This year, he’s struck out 37% of the time and that could easily go north of 40% with more playing time.  He’s in a platoon, but could easily break out of that, since his platoon-mate is Schmolinski.  Would have to be a very deep league, but he could surprise and have a Wily Mo Pena-type breakout (though likely in Japan in two years).”  And that’s me quoting me!

Colby Rasmus – Geiger, let’s go!

Kennys Vargas – I’d try at least one Kenny on my team if I needed power.

Billy Burns – SAGNOF!

Brett Lawrie – Color me shocked how few leagues he’s owned in.  It’s like you’ve been disappointed by him in the past.

Kelly Johnson – *shrugs*  No idea, but he’s hot.

Yasmany Tomas – I, honestly, think he was owned in more leagues when he was still in the minors.  You people are weird, but I still love you.  Figuratively!  Get off your knee!  I’m married!

SELL

Matt Carpenter – Fun fact!  Jesus had this one client early on his life that never remembered his name and used to call him Matt Carpenter.  True story, it’s in the Bible.  I didn’t even think of selling Carpenter, but our Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell tool said it (not literally, it doesn’t talk), and I agree.  His HR/FB is obscenely high for him, and Carpenter could easily hit eight homers the rest of the way, and has five already.

Jorge Soler – Sad emoticon.  I like Soler so much!  I don’t want to sell him!  Alas, his BABIP is .424 and his K% is 33.9 and he has two home runs.  He could easily be hitting .175 if not for favorable luck.  Maybe he’s just not ready to contribute, maybe he’s adjusting, maybe he needs the warm weather because he’s Soler powered.  I have no idea, but his peripherals are frightening.  And not like a cat jumping out of the closet scary, a fright that fades quickly, but scary like the girl you hooked up with last week shows up this week with a blister on her lip.  I wouldn’t sell Soler for a pink flamingo Beanie Baby, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Keith says:
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    Are you selling Votto high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for what

      • Keith says:
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        @Grey: Kluber, Cueto, a top 10 SP.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Keith: No way.

  2. Boomer says:
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    Great stuff G, between Buc & Frias which one would you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buc

  3. Bob Barker says:
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    Great stuff G,I live for the Buy/Sell every week!!!! if you had to choose Frias or Buc? Also Blanks Byrd or Ethier(facing lefty Sat feel like he’ll sit for VanSlyke & Alex)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Buchholz… Byrd

      • Bob Barker says:
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        @Grey: Would you consider Hahn over either?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  4. JAL says:
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    I am following up on earlier “convo” re trade. Can you please gimme a lil explanation on Abreu/Bryant v. Donaldson/C Dick? Thanks and great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson’s hurt, it’s not close

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Just a bit worried about Bryant. But I hear you. And if Abreu heats up, the whole “best player” spiel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  5. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Please rank Pax, Chavez, Bucholtz

    Thanks a bunch Grey, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Buch, you too!

  6. Phil of the Future says:
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    Owings looks like he’s coming around. You still with me there, or moving to Jace if you had the choice.

    Great list by the way. Gonna have to choose between Peguero, Vargas, and Colabello before the week is out for a week’s start next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Owings…Thanks!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: those Colorado rainouts washed away my Creeper

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @J-FOH: Yeah I was bummed about that too. He’s having good ABs, though. Good things are coming….

    • Zeus says:
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      @Phil of the Future: if you need speed go for Jace. Braves are committed to him getting most of the starts and I think the last steal is a sign of things to come

  7. k-dog says:
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    drop soler for span?
    10 team h2h points league

    thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  8. nick koepke says:
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    desclafani or buckholtz r.o.s.
    marisnick or j.d. martinez r.o.s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz… Jd

  9. Whatever says:
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    Couple of weeks ago in my ten team keeper I trades Soler(7)/Peraza(Minor) for Rendon (4). () is the salary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  10. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Isn’t it “opossum” instead of possum? Or are those interchangeable? Spell check doesn’t know the diff.

    I swear I remember an old teacher many years ago marking this wrong on my spelling test.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Not sure… Thought they were interchangeable. And I defer to spell check

      • JREwing says:
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        It’s possum for the ones in Australia and opossum for the ones in the Americas. And this is ‘merica! If we let possums come here in opossum country they’ll take our jobs. Or something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  11. YO! says:
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    Plawecki or Swihart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swihart

  12. Todd says:
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    Read your article.

    Looked at my SP rotation top 4 guys: Kershaw, Felix, Cole, Salazar.

    Felt good about the season.

    Thanks, Grey, for making me feel good about the season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  13. John says:
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    You scared me!! lol

    I was just trying to buy Soler for quintana and souza in a 5of lg. Shallow bench and he would be my platoon bat with injuries and pollock?

    Stick with Souza Quintana? Or go with the upside in this shallow lg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  14. phennore says:
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    In a very deep league Happ or Frias rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  15. Steve says:
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    There’s no baseball being played in Chicago tonight, right? Looks like rain from game time through the middle of the night. Swap out Sox and Reds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

    • Q says:
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      @Steve: Baseball lineups listed Postponement at 100% I’d call that definitive.

      • Shark says:
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        @Q:

        It’s in Milw. there’s a roof.

        • PK says:
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          @Shark: U.S. Cellular Field isn’t in Milwaukee, and definitely doesn’t have a roof.

          • Shark says:
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            @PK:

            Heh. I have no White Sox players, so was totally thinking of Cubs only lol.

  16. Wilson says:
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    Hi , with Pence is coming back

    Healthy Pence or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  17. slew says:
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    14 team Dynasty, drop Fiers, Latos, or Porcello for Bucholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  18. Anthony says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey. I have Smyly but Bucholtz is on waivers, should I drop Smyly for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  19. Alex Tramble says:
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    I’m trying to trade some offense for pitching…

    I’m thinking about moving Pujols because I have Kendrys and I’m liking him for this year.

    Would you trade Pujols for any of these: Fiers, Odorizzi, Fister, AJ Burnett

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Alex Tramble says:
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        How about JD Martinez for any of the same options?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same

  20. Mike says:
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    Drop C-Mart or Chavez for Hammel or Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  21. Mustard says:
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    A- Familia for bucholz?

    B- My bench is Marisnick Lawrie castellanos O Arcia drop for Kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Familia… Castellanos for Kang

  22. Spammer Jay says:
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    standard mixed, 12 teams. 1 year keeper.

    Drop T walker for Noah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  23. The Jerk Store says:
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    Drop Tillman for Frias? Should I have given up on him already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  24. DMoney says:
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    Buchholz or Quintana ROS – 5*5 roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

  25. Rank these CI’s I need everything and will probably keep 2 of them, but going to drop at least 1 for Bucholz, Extra Category is .OPS for Offense.

    Blanks, Plouffe, Kennys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennys, Blanks

  26. Awesome Auger says:
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    A poor man’s Loney sounds terribly *pinkie to mouth* Bouring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  27. Joey says:
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    Which side do you like?

    Doizer/Paxton or Walker/Carlos Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  28. B the Esq. says:
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    DeSclafani, Frias, Colome, Rubby…..how they ranked for RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby, Colome

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey….would you take Bucholz over Rubby or Colome? Colby Lewis, Gallardo, Kelly or Pomeranz in that discussion?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Colome

  29. Tchaikovsky08 says:
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    Thanks for all the great work you do, Grey.

    Quick question in my 14 team H2H 5×5 league: should I trade Bryce Harper ($50 to keep next year, $260 budget) for Carlos Gomez (cannot be kept next year)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Hold

  30. Disco says:
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    Karns, Hendricks, Hendricks or Frias in deep mix?

    • Disco says:
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      @Disco:

      *Heston, not two Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frias

  31. Q says:
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    Kluber for Shelby/Alex Wood?

    SP targets if trading Soler?

    Thanks for another terrific week at Da Razz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side…No problem

      • pondfrogsplash says:
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        @Grey: I had the same question. What about Klubot for Soler? Great write up today Grey. No homo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Take Kluber

  32. Hakuna Machado says:
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    ROS – Andrelton, Crawford or Alexei at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  33. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey! I have Scherzer, Salazar, Carrasco, Cole and that dbag Strasburg….I’m 4-8 in 11th place in my league. Screw your disclaimer, I want my money back if I don’t make it in the money, lol! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too

  34. Scott says:
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    Anybody want a peanut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No!

  35. los locos says:
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    Would sending over Pax, Chavez or Shoemaker work for Buch? As a buy low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  36. Wilson says:
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    Bench who if Correa is really called up? Thanks

    Kipnis Semien Valbuena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks
        Add A Escorbar

        Kipnis Semien A Escorbar
        Drop who when Correa called up? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Semien

  37. Spammer Jay says:
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    thought a good sell candidate this week might be Jake Marisnick. no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get anything

  38. FilthyRich says:
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    10-Team, mixed 5×5 and I’m looking to fix my hitting (BA 7.0/HR 2.5/Runs 4.5/RBI 2.0/SB 1.5) . Looking at a few FAs to help out in the Outfield/Util spots: Byrd, K Vargas, Crisp, Krispie Young, Burns, Blanks

    Thinking of dropping combination of Melky, Butler, Duda, then trade a starting pitcher for more help.
    Which of the FAs would you grab and who would you cut?

    Here’s my roster:
    C Molina
    C Castro
    1B Encarnacion
    3B Davis, C
    CO Butler
    2B Wong
    SS Desmond
    MI Cozart
    OF Jones, Adam
    OF Marte, S
    OF Myers
    OF Cain
    OF Melky
    UT Duda
    BN D Wright, Lucroy

    SP – Arrieta,Colon,Cueto,Smyly,Salazar,Samardzija
    RP – Uehara,Street

    BN – Rodon, Bauer, A Wood, Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns over Lucroy, play him over Melky

  39. Five-On-One says:
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    Anbody want a peanut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No!

  40. scott steelers says:
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    Rotation is Scherzer, Hammel, Rodon, Samardzija, Zimmermann, Salazar, Carrasco, Shelby. Would you move any to get bucholtz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

    • scott steelers says:
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      @scott steelers: he’s clearing waivers tomorrow

  41. royce! says:
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    One positive thing about Soler is that his line drive rate is over 30%, which partially explains his BABIP being so high…though it should be about 50-75% lower, at least that’s what I remember from a recent article on xBABIP.

    I picked up Buchholz before his last start. Sometimes it’s painful being so ahead of the times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, hopefully Buch figures it out, numbers say he should

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: after this coming sunday, where i wouldn’t throw him he has a fatty stretch of awesome to go against, and by awesome I mean awesome for his owners

  42. Grey I may have missed it but where are you on Taijuan these days? have Paxton above him?

    I am going to give him tonight’s start in hopes he rights the ship, if not I will cut bait…he is so tantalizingly good though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Need to see Walker actually do something for a start or two before trusting him

  43. TJ says:
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    Do you think Pederson keeps up this torrid pace? I haven’t checked his peripherals, but nonetheless he’s been more than what the Dodgers were expecting.. Deciding if I should sell high on him in a 10 team dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you’re getting

    • ashtray says:
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      @TJ: In a dynasty I’d probably keep him. There’s no chance he continues to homer every time he hits the ball though. His Avg will likely drop as well.

  44. Q says:
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    SP tier to target with Soler?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Low one or high two

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Q: nobody in redrafts would give that high of a pitcher for soler though. He was drafted after pick 80 mostly and isn’t doing that great. Tier 1 and 2 pitchers were taken way earlier, and are viewed as worth more.

  45. The Fifth Girl says:
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    I’ve been hanging on to Buchholz for all of the exact reasons you give above, but it has turned into a flying flinging whirling leap of blind faith at this point. But my rotation is awful, so … I hang on.

    Footnotes with footnotes and Bosox Mary are the funniest things I’ve seen today.

    I have to stop posting at crack-o-dawn. Did that earlier this week and accidentally used my real name. Gah! :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  46. Five-On-One says:
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    I own Lawrie. Drop for any of Crawford, Santana, Gennet, Peterson, Kang or Kelly? Thanks for the words of wisdom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  47. Q says:
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    In today’s most shocking news, TJ for Alex Cobb is official.

    Although, I sort of assume that no one who reads the comments is still holding him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  48. Cram It says:
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    Someone’s gotta go: Happ, Rubby, Chase, Bauer. My Round Robin style of coin-flipping says Rubby gets the short stick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  49. Mike Devereaux says:
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    ROS – Grandal or Ramos?

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  50. Happyharry says:
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    12 team,H2H,6X6 – I could use some offensive power. Would you trade Sale and Moustakas for his Trumbo and Kluber? My other P’s – Grienke, Archer, Ross, deGrom, Ordorizzi, Fiers, Kennedy, Holland..Thanks Man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  51. john says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Haren? He was just dropped in a trade and thinking about using a waiver on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Grab him? I hardly know him!

        • troy says:
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          @john: you should at least buy him dinner first

  52. YoMamaSoUggla says:
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    Great writeup, as usual. In my Razzball league I have 5 of the top XFIP guys and I’m in 1st…..I suppose some credit is due to you…..maybe.

    In another league…..
    6×6, 12-team.
    being offered Kluber for my Yordano/Heyward. Thoughts?

    C Stephen Vogt
    1B Mark Trumbo
    2B Devon Travis
    3B Trevor Plouffe
    SS Brandon Crawford
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Hanley Ramirez
    OF Ryan Braun
    OF Jake Marisnick
    OF Nori Aoki
    UT Billy Burns

    SP Jordan Zimmermann
    SP Garrett Richards
    SP Yordano Ventura
    SP Mike Leake
    SP Alex Colome
    RP Zach Britton
    RP Jesse Chavez

    Bench Jason Heyward
    Bench Chris Carter
    Bench Josh Hamilton*
    Bench Chase Whitley
    Bench Carlos Correa

    DL Jose Fernandez*
    DL Patrick Corbin*

    .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take Kluber

  53. José Arcadio Buendía says:
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    … does anybody want a peanut?

    No, but I want a juicy streamer for the weekend. Any recos? (pickings are *slim*)

  54. J-FOH says:
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    I was looking at Clay’s game log and then went and looked at some team stats for fun to see how bad his opponents have been. Getting the Orioles, Jays and Yanks is not good, He killed the Rays the first time then they lit him up for 5 the next time through. The Phillies are just awful, who he killed it against. Their ISO is .103, just ahead of the What Sox who have an ISO of .100. Side note on team ISO, the Dodgers are on the other end of that spectrum with a .222 followed in a distant second by the Astros at .186. That ISO is redonk for a team. Kemp who?

    Looked at his next 6 starts, first up he gets Toronto at the rocket center and i wouldn’t touch him there with your team…okay maybe ‘perts team because you are killing it, but after that he is @ Sea, VS. TEX, @MIN, @TEX, AND VS. A’S. Thats a lot of yummy yummy for the tummy. After he kicks ass on that run I would sell the crap out of him.

    • too $%#&* for this says:
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      @J-FOH: Agree with this to a certain degree. He’s an ace against terrible lineups. From Boston, watched all his starts. The guy doesn’t pitch inside and he’s got noodles for confidence. The second something goes bad, he can’t hit the plate or he throws meatballs. The second that happens, hitters start swinging and he gets some easy swinging strikeouts that boost his K rate while getting crushed in the other ABs.

      I love the number evaluations on most players, but this guy defies them. His high K-rate/peripherals is the same reason Joe Kelly looks like he could be tasty. Unless you watch some games, its hard to have accurate readings on them. Until they start pitching inside and challenging hitters, both these guys are going to be useless.

  55. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Good Stuff, Grey! I feel the same way about MI in my NL-Only Auction League. Most everyone is kept or are overvalued. I got Flores and Gennett for $12 combined ($280-cap). I am hurting though now because there’s nobody to fill in when Flores sits.

    Question: Drop Turner for Kang? I have Turner for the series in Coors (if they play).

    Also, I picked up Roark in case Strasburg needed to miss time. Sounds like they are addressing his situation with some Midol. Thoughts on dropping Roark once they make a decision on any of the following:
    Romo, Ziegler, Lorenzen, Villanueva

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Roark for Zielger… Sure, go Kang

  56. Fungazi says:
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    I believe in Soler. I watched quite a few of his games, and I see a guy come up in freezing weather wearing a huge ski mask, that can’t be comfortable. When he hits the ball, he hits it HARD, like if it’s not directly at a fielder, it’s going for a hit. When the sun comes out, we will get true Soler Power!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: There’s a homer. That sun’s peeking out behind the clouds, hope you have your shades on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  57. scott steelers says:
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    Whoops. Forgot I added marco gonzales too. Drop hammel or marco for buch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marco

  58. Scott says:
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    Miguel or Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey:

        One more down then…Miguel or Shoe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miguel

  59. Scott says:
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    CarGo beep, beep, into the ditch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  60. Sir says:
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    A. Escobar off 7day DL. Need to drop someone. Who do you recommend amongst Josh Harrison, Brock Holt, Carlos Beltran or James Loney? I hope Harrison and Beltran cant/dont/wont stay this ridiculously awful forever!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  61. Reid says:
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    Would you drop Fiers for Buchholz? Soler has keeper value, correct? That sell column is meant for re-draft leagues mainly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. ashtray says:
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    LaRoche droppable in a 12 teamer for FA guys like Lind, Grandal, Paredes
    Blanks, Plouffe, Kelly Johnson? All of those gents are killing it in my OBP/K 7×7 format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  63. Det. John Kimble says:
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    I was actually thinking about Soler today. Not like that though. He’s not my type. What kind of SP would you target for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Low 1, high 2

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: nobody in redrafts would give that high of a pitcher for soler though. He was drafted after pick 80 mostly and isn’t doing that great. Tier 1 and 2 pitchers were taken way earlier, and are viewed as worth more. In dynasties he probably does net a pitcher in those ranges, but likely only the ones Grey has ranked higher with less long term name value, like Carrasco/Arrieta rather than Bumgarner/Sale.

  64. ashtray says:
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    Assuming all 3 are called up/healthy/etc, who do you like at SS: Zobrist, Correa, Semien.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  65. Q says:
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    Any of these you would NOT trade Soler for? And who first?

    Cueto
    Lester
    Harvey
    Greinke
    Shields
    Hamels
    Cole
    Smyly
    Salazar
    McHugh

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  66. rick says:
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    Drop CMart or Wacha for Buchholz?
    Trade Gattis for Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Sure

  67. Scott says:
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    Pillar or Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  68. Q says:
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    Ok, last question (maybe–I mean y’all get a hit each time and that’s good right?)

    Remember the Lester/McHugh/King Felix owner groaning when I picked Soler. Not going to ask for Felix, cuz why bother, but would you target Lester or McHugh first with Soler?

    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  69. Cram It says:
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    Don’t forget to put your Nate Karnses in. Big day coming.

    Also calling a Matt Harvey one-hitter. Crafty Utley finds a way to slap a single to left. I’m aware this is a very specific call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  70. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop a wood for bucholtz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  71. Gabe says:
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    Soler or arrenado in a keep league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  72. phenomenot says:
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    Drop Travis Wood , or Drew Hutchison, for Buch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  73. Great White North says:
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    Today’s streamer for a W is………Gonzalez, Licecum, Gallardo, None?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know their matchups

  74. Gus Pike says:
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    Am doing very well in hitting, and awful in pitching. Am last in both ERA and WHIP. The SP I have?

    Salazar, Carrasco, Arrieta, Samardzija, Ross, Rodon and Fiers

    Relief pitchers of: Cecil, Feliz, Clippard, Giles

    Should I be holding firm on most of these guys? They all seem to be well-liked (well, the starters anyhow) here, but they are killing me so far…Fiers most obvious drop…Options out there include, among others:

    Jesse Chavez
    AJ Burnett
    Jared Cosart
    CJ Wilson
    Happ
    DeSclafani
    Colby Lewis
    Colome

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez over Fiers

  75. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop valbuena for hardy? or meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  76. King Andrus says:
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    Great article Grey,

    I need to add another 3b until Wright is back, who do u like the most for the next couple weeks and possibly longer?

    Alvarez, Tomas, Headley, A Ramirez, Solarte, Johnson or Freeze?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

      • King Andrus says:
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        @Grey: One last ?, my OFs are Jones, Dickerson, JD, Myers, Yelich, Souza, Pollock and Reddick..which one of those would you drop for Alvarez?

        Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pollock

  77. dem ribbies says:
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    Re: Soler. If his K% comes down 8 points from 34% to his xK% ~26% do you think he can be productive post BABIP regression of 100 pts?

    Call me crazy, but it looks like Soler was pressing following Bryant’s call-up. For like a dozen games his K% was in the 40’s. It was as if he was taking huge cuts to outpace his fellow rookie. Then Maddon gets in the press talking about Soler’s patience and organizing the strike zone, and now his K% is back in the high 20’s. Still higher than we’d like it to be, but not Chris Davis kind of K%. Maybe I’m misreading the tea-leaves.

    He definitely needs to figure out how to see that hard slider from RHPs and take a few more BBs.

    I can’t let go! : (

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The sample size is small so it’s hard to say… He was a hacking mess in the minors, so he could figure it out, but I still think his name means more than reality

  78. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    C grandal
    1b pujols
    2b Walker
    3b Seager
    Ss Hanley
    Of Brantley
    Of marte
    Of Blackmon
    Ut C. Santana
    Ut teixeira
    Bench marisnick
    Bench a. Simmons
    Sp scherzer
    Sp Richards
    Sp Arrieta
    Sp mchugh
    Sp Leake
    Sp Paxton
    RP Allen
    RP Rondon
    DL darnaud
    DL Doolittle

    Do I have the roster makeup and room for a bench stash in keeper league? Thinking of dropping marisnick and grabbing Corey Seager as a rd 12 keeper next year (someone already nabbed correa…dirty cheats..)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  79. cubjet says:
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    I am in need of pitching.
    I have both Wong and Travis. Looking to trade one. Who would you stick with?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  80. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    bourjos or fowler ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  81. Chrisso says:
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    Loving the Buy Sells each week Grey as well as the daily articles.

    12 team keeper with K/BB as the added cat.

    My rotation is Cole, Kluber, Carrasco, Pineda, Shark, Hughes, Chavez, Shoemaker, M.Gonzalez, C. Anderson. Swap who out for Bucholz?

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Chrisso says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Andrew says:
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    Been offered David Ortiz for my Jordan Zimmermann. My pitching has been horrible this year, partly because of how poor J-Zimm has been. 12 team league. I’m thinking I should accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  83. Regarding Soler, I think he’ll right the ship. I would hold and not sell low. He hit two HRs in a game and has done nothing since.

    Surely there’s a name for this phenomenon, as I’ve seen it many, many, many times before. And no, I won’t stop calling you Shirley. (wow, that joke works waaaay better verbally).

    But yeah – a hitter goes yard a couple times and then for a couple of weeks (or longer) all they do is get pull happy and try to hit a HR every AB.

    I suspect that’s what’s happening to Soler. His minor league #s and early season success would seem to indicate he’ll shake it off…

    All just a theory mind you, but is there a name for that in your FBB dictionary? If not, there should be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nope, no name yet, but all ears… Congrats on Maxim, that’s amazing!

  84. D-33 says:
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    OBP, keep forever league…. Which side do you like? Is it close?

    Rendon, Upton, Kluber
    or
    Harper and Samardzja

    • D-33 says:
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      @D-33:

      Not even a comment, Grey?!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I answered in the first post your commented on

        • D-33 says:
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          @Grey:

          Gotcha! You the man!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  85. Juan on Juan says:
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    Grey would you drop Shane Greene for either hector Santiago or frias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frias

  86. Frank says:
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    Sounds like gee is pushed back a couple days, rumors that matz might start on sunday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  87. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I love Fridays because of you, Grey. Or do I love you because of Fridays?

    Anyway, DFW appreciates the mention. However, he finds the length of your footnotes laughable (that’s what she said). (I know a medium. She isn’t the best medium, rather just okay, but she gets the job done.) He also wanted to know who you have stack your chairs. They look great!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  88. trigger cut says:
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    Gotta bench one OF/Util:

    Stanton v. Lincecum @ SFran
    Dickerson v. B.Anderson @ Coors
    Guerrero v. Butler @ Coors
    Ozuna v. Lincecum @ SFran
    Polanco v. Wacha @ Pitt
    Tomas v. Shields @ Ari

    Help, please.

    • trigger cut says:
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      @trigger cut: Oh, wait, Hittertron, duh. Nevermind…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are the Dodgers playing though?

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Oh, good call. Better keep an eye on the weather. Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. fillllterd says:
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    Chris Sale for Tulo…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo, it’s fair

  90. Matty says:
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    I figure I missed my shot on your morning column.
    Fiers a safe drop now? I’m really intrigued by lots of names in this one.

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  91. breadbaker says:
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    If you could compare expectations of Noah Syndergaard to a current pitcher, who would that be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question for Prospect Mike, I’d say a low #1

  92. J-FOH says:
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    I see you crushed it 2010 and 2011 and also crushed it from 2013 to the present, should we assume you didn’t crush it in 2012?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I know because you always crush it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love that guy

  93. Da Rizzo says:
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    Trade my Carpenter for his Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. TarmanGotHim says:
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    First place:

    SS – Hechavarria and Russell

    One is in the UTIL spot. Drop one for Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Adeiny for Lind

  95. KLS says:
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    Ian Desmond for Buchholz? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  96. Timmmayy says:
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    Hey grey man!

    Which pitcher would you add for week 6? It’s crazy how fast time goes by, it’s already week 6 next week!

    Here are who I’m thinking of for pitchers:

    Mike leake (vs Braves & Shelby miller,, start 2 vs Giants & Ryan vogelsong.)

    Danny Duffy (@ Rangers & Colby Lewis. & start 2 vs Yankees & cc sabathia.)

    Anthony descalfani (vs Braves & Mike foltynewicz & start 2 vs Giants & Chris Heston.)

    Nathan eovaldi (@ Tampa Bay & vs archer, start 2 @ royals & endison volquez.)

    Lance Lynn (@ Cleveland & carassco,, & start 2 vs tigers & Simon.)

    I’m leaning towards Lynn & Duffy but want to see your thoughts.

    — next I see above in the buy / sell you are buying Carlos correa with him potentially being called up soon/ end of Mayish would you add to stash him? I recently added maikel Franco as a stash but would you drop Franco for correa?

    Thanks grey have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stash Correa over Franco… Lynn, Eovaldi

  97. dem ribbies says:
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    Dumb question here… About the Votto suspension, how does it work if the game gets rained out? will he just serve the suspension when the game is rescheduled? or will it carry over to Saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Serve it tomorrow

  98. Ron says:
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    i think miguel gonzalez is due a little visit from the regression fairies tonight, and they are gonna leave that little bloody possum carcass under your pillow, along with your mangled ratios and deflated self esteem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  99. CMUTimmah says:
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    Two brags and a question:

    1 – I’ve been trying to sell Matt Carpenter for 2 weeks now… haven’t found a deal I like, and I was making room for Rendon. However, now that Rendon is a question mark, and Carpenter is mysteriously sitting for the second day in a row (ruh roh), I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    2- Once I saw Vogt and Carpenter were on the pine yesterday, I figured I need to find some at bats on the wire in my head to head league. I saw Grandal was batting 2nd, and I was a Yasmaniac before the his suspension… so I pulled the trigger, used my last pickup of the week, and nabbed him just in time for that monster performance. Still get a semi thinking about it.

    Question:

    Grandal, Souza, Harrison – which is most droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  100. Bryan says:
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    Grey, is Burns worth holding, I already have Fowler,Martin and Souza. I was looking to stream that spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need all four, lose Burns

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. J-FOH says:
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    Gregerson to the emergency DL….whatever that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You couldn’t tell me prior to you picking up every Astros reliever?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: No! and what about Joe Smith last night?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, you got me

  102. Filkarri says:
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    Do you like Crawford or Escobar better at SS ROS? I already lead NSB with Hamilton, J Upton, Machado, and Pollock leading the way so I’m thinking it might be better to try to move Escobar and hang onto Crawford. Thanks for any advice, have a nice weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  103. Great White North says:
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    What is the best source to find out if the White Sox – Reds are playing today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to tools at the top of the page and click on lineups

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Oh. Thanks. Cool Tool.

  104. J Boy says:
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    15 team roto – I need to drop either Granderson or Odubel with Pence due back shortly. I have Simmons/A.Escobar at SS so pretty solid there – am I crazy to want to keep Odubel and drop Grandy? I still think of him as being a possible 30 HR guy but that just isn’t realistic any longer.

    Thanks Grey – great column as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

      • J Boy says:
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        @Grey: Keep Odubel or drop him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop

          • J Boy says:
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            @Grey: Thanks – enjoy the weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  105. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Trumboner for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  106. MadMax210 says:
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    Grey! Drop D’arund for Grandal? Or drop Reddick for Grandal? Vogt is my starting 1 C…thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’arnaud

  107. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    anyone think Colorado dodgers will happen tonight?

    need to decide on sitting Dickerson or not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful but not sure

  108. Marte and Bauer or Salazar or Mchugh for Sale?

    thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side, you too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Toss up, Sale hasn’t looked right, Marte is a number one OF

  109. The Yard Man says:
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    Which side do you like better on this trade? 20-team keep forever league…

    Bautista / J Zimmerman / Aybar

    for

    A-Gonz / H Alvarez / Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista

  110. Jodster says:
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    Hey Grey. I’ve been offered Aybar for Pillar. I’m already working on getting Lawrie for Souza. I have OF to spar and I’m looking for IF. Thoughts on those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Jodster says:
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        @Grey: but take Aybar now or keep sweet talking for Lawrie?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer Lawrie

  111. Jack says:
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    I rank the writing in this Buy/Sell in the top 10 ever. Very funny.

    Turns out I need a streamer tomorrow too. Again someone who gets a era under 4 & a whip under 1.25 with a good chance at a win & maybe 4-5 k’s. SON likes C. Anderson vSD (Ross) $15.7 slightly more than Shoemaker vHOU (Keuchel) $15.1 or Niese @PHI (Harrang). Do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go by SON, Anderson

  112. Cheese says:
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    Soler for Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  113. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Buy/Sell is Life. Thanks, Grey

    12 team 6X6(OBP) H2H

    Drop Marisnick for Blanks?

    Also please rank these SPs (QS):

    EO
    Colome
    Buc
    Nelson
    Chase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d hold Marisnick… Buc, Eo

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Nelson> Colome? or stream?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

  114. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Good to see Dickerson back in the lineup.

    Do you see Venable getting an honest chance to earn PT against righties if Alonso misses an extended amount of time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not likely

  115. Big D says:
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    AL-only league. Would you trade Cody Allen for Anibal? My other closer is Soria, and my starters have crapped the bed so far (Kluber, Hutch, Paxton, Hahn, Norris, Cobb), so I’m last in ERA/WHIP

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. slew says:
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    Noah Syndergaard getting called up to start Tuesday in Chicago.

    • @slew: Gee to the DL:

      Mets placed RHP Dillon Gee on the 15-day disabled list with a mild groin strain.
      The Mets had hoped they would be able to get by simply by pushing Gee’s next start back, but it looks as though they’ll take the cautious approach instead. Noah Syndergaard will make his season debut in his place on Tuesday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  117. Frank says:
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    Sounds like syndergaard debut next Tuesday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  118. Cheese says:
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    How about Soler and CarGo for J Upton? Am I being too irrational?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  119. Cohen says:
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    Grey , can only hold one, Syndergaard or Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Syndergaard

  120. Double H says:
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    Need to drop one in a deep roto – Granderson, Fast Billy Burns or Odubel Herrera – thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Double H: wow, identical leagues going on here.

  121. Bill says:
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    Drop Nelson, c Anderson or fiers for frias or colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson and Fiers

      • Bill says:
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        @Grey:
        drop Nelson and fiers ? Or there better then colome and frias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop them

  122. Philsfan1976 says:
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    Galvis or Valbena ROS points league with -1 for K’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

      • Philsfan1976 says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir. Just dropped Colome for Sydergaard. Agree? I hope he stays up. Now, “must wake up bats.”
        Enjoy the weekend. Love this site

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree… You too!

  123. tone DEAF! says:
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    H2H pts ROS rank please…

    Paxton, rubby, Chavez, Hughes, colome

    Thanks sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  124. Miles says:
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    Have Souza, Martin, yellich , and burns need to drop one with syndegarrd getting activated?

    Been streaming Anderson, Nelson could drop one of them instead

    Other outfielders are upton,soler, Bruce, Ozuna
    Andrus at short, semien at 2nd rendon dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  125. Rain Man says:
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    Moss or cargo? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo, not really

  126. David says:
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    Starting syndegarrd Tuesday? You think he’ll stay up debating if I should keep him in my na slot or not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  127. Jiggy Nits says:
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    10-team NL only roto 5×5.
    drop 1

    Gyorko, Cody Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  128. Tom says:
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    Earlier I ask if you liked Fowler or Sousa in a 10 team H2H each category league ROS. I forgot to say it was an OBP league. Given that Fowler has a pretty strong track record for OBP does that change your mind? You picked Sousa without knowing about it being an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you want Fowler, go for it

  129. David says:
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    Are frias and colome streamers right now or are they targets for ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers for now

  130. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Yunel Escobar or Dilson Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dilson

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. Oranje says:
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    Buchholz, J. Nelson, Fister, Lackey…pick three out of four for my SP bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Fister

  132. Charlie says:
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    Good stuff, Grey. Trade question for you. 16-team dynasty, H2H points.

    I have Giolito (yeah, deep league) and have two offers on the table. One guy is offering Seager the Younger straight up. The other is offering Folty straight up, but mentioned Danny Salazar, too (one or the other.)

    Which one would you do and how fast should I press accept? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Corey Seager

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, good sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  133. Hal Incandenza says:
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    In a money for move league, I just dropped Fiers for a second time to grab Noah.

    It’s gotta pay off one of these times, right? Ugh. I have seen similar expressions of feeling beaten by SP moves this year. My ERA and WHIP is brutal in both of the leagues I’m in, and it isn’t close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  134. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Dee Gordon out. Just in case anyone else might rotate someone in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t have him

  135. Cram It says:
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    Nate Karns! God I’m starting to annoy myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Cram It: pre-today his walk rate was about the same as a.miller, who is universally received as wonderful. you should use this in your campaign to be karns’ manager/agent.

  136. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H League – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    1) Who you like for catcher while Gomes is out: Swihart, Rosario, Castro, Joseph?

    2) Who you using at 2nd (it’s been a mess for me so far): Yangervis, Gyorko, Forsythe, Panik, Jace, Dilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swihart… Jace

  137. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto with OPS. I have a solid group of starters so this move would be for the back end of the rotation. Would you rather roster Yimi Garcia or John Lackey? I was thinking that the cumulative contributions of Yimi in a roto league makes him worth considering as a pick up. Lackey has been pretty decent too though, so I am just not sure which is more valuable in a roto with QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yimi

  138. Anthony says:
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    Avisail Garcia or Josh Reddick? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  139. dem ribbies says:
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    Soler 2 run shot dead center field. I think he heard you. ; )

    Should help those of you selling tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  140. Tigres says:
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    Soler heard you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apparently

  141. Bob says:
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    6×6 Roto with OPS. ROS Leonys Martin or Denard Span?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  142. hondo says:
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    Who dat man that said stuff about Bryce?This is why you get daiquiris to go with the Streamonator fees.
    I’m flexible and if you saw Bryce do that split on his previous AB and survive,well.that is the Bryce I drafted.
    My balls still hurt from watching that,but I guess the Braves pitches hurt worse.

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: And their little pitchers too.

      • phil of the future says:
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        @hondo: He did a split? what happened?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  143. Lemmingness says:
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    H2H points league,

    How much of a $100 FAAB would you put for syndergaard? Replacing Greene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depth?

      • Lemmingness says:
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        @Grey:
        10 team shallow league

  144. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    from above and last night, it’s a 12 teamer but with 30 man rosters so it plays like a 15.6 team league. hughes still not rostered, dropped 2 days ago. total bases/hits/OBP (over AVG)/losses 7X6.
    pierzyn (didn’t listen and dropped grandal april 27, since may 1st he’s been good, both joseph and pierzyn have done nothing good on my roster, and neither did OBP wolf, basically slidding down the “Shit Rope”)
    E5
    Dozier
    Panda
    Alexi Ram
    OF (x3) bautista/marte/soler
    util v-mart/souza
    BN – dannys (waiting for one of alexei/dannys to do well)/lawrie/heyward/polanco
    SP – price/hammel/liriano/paxton/fiers/rubby/burnett/c.anderson/a.wood/colome
    RP (4 slots) cecil/axford/perkins/familia

    here’s the rub, who’s drop for hughes, earlier it was mentioned Fiers but that was pre-complete info. even after this inning i saw arcimedes, and wow, if that dude pinpoints it more, yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  145. nightpandas says:
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    Arenado and Bruce vs…Ellsbury and Dickerson

    Who do you like in an OBP keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    Shallow league, so this will explain it, but so far this week I’ve benched Longoria on his 2 HR night, Moss on his 1 HR, 3 RBI night, and Wong tonight.

    SONUVABENCH!!!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: and I’m up against Harper.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Of course you are, ha

  147. Jack says:
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    Buchholz > Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  148. ebudz says:
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    Two questions if you don’t mind Grey!
    1. Hoping my 10th waiver claim can snag me T. Ross … who to drop for him? Fiers?
    2. Picked up Kipnis to replace Springer as my UTIL man while he’s concussed but someone dropped Yasmani Grandal and he has 1B, C eligibility. Worth grabbing over anyone?

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Segura
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, Heyward, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: Kipnis
    Bench: (G. Springer)

    DL (1): A. Rendon

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (Smyly, Paxton, Colome, Fiers)
    Bench Total: (5)

    Available SP Pitching: T. Ross, Chavez, Rodon, Hughes, Eovaldi, Frias, Cosart, R. De Le Rosa, Dickey, Shoemaker, J. Nelson, T. Walker, Quintana, C. Anderson, I.Kennedy, A. Warren, Happ, Lackey, J. Kelly, Greene, W. Peralta, D. Norris, Hahn, B. Morrow, Iwakuma, A. Bradley, Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fiers 2. Hold

  149. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H keeper 6×6 with errors and holds. I only have one legit closer.

    My OF includes Harper, Upton, Myers, Dickerson, Souza.
    My 3Bs include Arenando, C Davis, Bogaerts, Tomas.
    My SPs include Ross, Salazar, Arrieta, Burnett, Miguel Gonzalez, Buchholz, with Morrow and J Fernandez on the DL.

    I’ve been offered Scherzer/Bryant for Harper/Salazar.

    I could use the pitching and have surplus OF strength, not sure I need Bryant.

    I could ask for Syndergaard or Bradley from him, or a closer.

    Or I could jump before he pulls Scherzer off the table.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Scherzer/Bryant

  150. ChrisW says:
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    My ERA is killing me right now at 3.74, K rate at 8.43/9, 5×5 roto league. I can pick up Buchholz or Lackey (Hughes, Fiers, Paxton also available but they feel like streamers — I stream Paxton like I own him and no one in my league intervenes.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Buchholz

  151. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have segura.. Do you drop Rollins to stash Carlos correa? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. Corey says:
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    Jimmy Nelson (he of 11 Ks tonight) or Syndergaard?

    Doesn’t seem too bright to drop a known commodity for a rookie on a spot start… but, Thor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson after tonight

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Let’s meet back here and cry together when Thor wins NL ROY.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you can take the Syndegaard flyer if you prefer, both have upside, toss up

  153. Jhan23 says:
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    Hey Grey
    Im going to take the advice and bite on Buch
    Also wondering what you think of Ryan Howard lately…. Is it for real?
    Would you pick him up over Moss? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard is a Zombino… I’d take Moss

  154. J-FOH says:
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    CREEPER DONG!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that the first of the year?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Nah, Tori Hunter went 8 for 17 with a dong, 4 runs and 3 RBI’ vs the White Sox last weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, la di da! You should watch Daredevil on Netflix

  155. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, BFF,BFF! #FreetheWong!!!!

    It’s working, Wong is in the 2 Hole and he went Deep!

    Pinkie, “Hey Brain, what we doin tonight?”
    Brain, “We’re going to take over the world & Free the Wong”
    Pinkie: “Ok Brain, but what we doin tonight?”
    Brain: “We’re going to start The No KK Challenge!”

    Have a great weekend BFF, I hope your Teddy got Cougs a Mother’s day gift.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BFF! You too! Crap, thanks for reminding me, I have to get Teddy a gift for her

  156. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Morrison or Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  157. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I have the need, the need for speed. Drop Russell for A Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Ugh, I don’t want to do it, but need the steals.

        BTW, I really enjoyed the title of this week’s buy column. Still doesn’t top “Does liking Wong make me buy” for me, but you set the bar pretty damn high with that one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The title was all Rudy

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: All credit due to the Richards to your Jagger.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  158. Brett says:
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    Cut fiers for syndergaard or Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Syndergaard

  159. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I would like to point out that when Bryce Harper hit the longest center field homerun his hometown announcers had ever seen I posted to Razzball (and I quote) “It’s happening”.

    Then I went into a brief diatribe (that is no oxymoron) about how Bryce was gonna destroy this year. And so my clairvoyance has come to pass.

    But then I also said last week that Kris Bryant was about to explode for like ten HRs starting after his tenth game because he had not hit any. And he still hasn’t hit any. Suddenly the spelling of his name looks very effeminate. How did I never notice before? Neither did any of you.

    Until right-f*ckin’-now. :)

    *Kris*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Awesome

  160. Steve says:
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    Would you rather have Braun or Bruce ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  161. Tony Mags says:
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    Syndergarrd got called up. Would you Drop Wood or Rodon for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  162. Jhan23 says:
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    Alright hopefully this isnt a stupid question, I’m new to these expanded stats…
    If xFip is a good evaluator that a struggling pitcher should break out of a funk. Is there a batting stat that will do the same?
    As an example is there a certain stat that you would look at of McCutchen or Encarnacion to evaluate their situation right now?
    As always
    Thanks for the input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to look at multiple stats, not just one… xFIP is but one for pitchers, not the end all

  163. John says:
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    tried quintana souza for soler, not working.

    Wacha/keuchel and souza for soler ross? who you rather give eacha or keuchel

    worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Wacha

  164. phil says:
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    I am eating apple streudel from bea’s bakery, watching the clippers beat the rockets after just watching the bulls overcome some horrible officiating to beat the cavs, reading some funny stuff and learning about who should be on my fantasy baseball team. Thanks for the 2nd 2.

    2 Questions:

    1. The rest of the season player rater has Upton around 80th. Do you (Grey not the site) do updated rankings? WTF with Upton?
    2. If you were going to Cuba and wouldn’t have much internet access for 3 1/2 weeks, what 3 or 4 minor league guys would you pick up and put on your bench hoping they’d be helpful from June 5 on?
    3. Who is pitching for the Dodgers on Monday against Miami? I think Wieland got sent down. Do you like Wieland as much as Streamanator? He got shelled last game.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. I don’t update rankings except for a midseason top 100 2. Correa, Lindor, Syndergaard… Enjoy your time there! 3. I don’t like Wieland anymore… Not sure who’s pitching for the Dodgers

      • phil says:
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        @Grey: Thank, I was too late for Correa, but 2 out of 3 isn’t bad.

  165. Frank own ah says:
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    What should I expect to get for hosmer in a 10 teamer? I also have E5 and Freddie BA Freeman—not enough room–if getting rid of them is smarter let me know–thought about asking for kluber–need power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Kluber

      • Feank Own Ah... says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: @Grey: well that got rejected immediately!! Lmao! Should I stay in the same preseason rankings ballpark or temper my expectations and expect a bum for this schmotato?

      • Feank Own Ah... says:
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        @Grey: should I try for cashner? Fartolo?

  166. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop conger for Carlos Perez? 12 tm AL only – 2 catcher league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  167. Alex Dodd says:
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    should i trade away Archer for Reddick and Moose? for Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tulo

  168. Petey says:
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    Would you stash correa over rusney?

    ros: Alexi/andrus/correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…Andrus

  169. Charlie says:
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    One more…

    In the 16-team dynasty:
    Team A gets Jose Abreu
    Team B gets Carlos Gomez and Shields

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  170. jacque jones says:
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    Are you selling high on teixera?
    Selling gomez?…I think injuries are gonna be therr all year.
    I’ve been ok without gomez but need sb. I know what he’s capable of. And I’m on board with this sell every brewer not named Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m worried about Gomez…If you can get anything for Tex, sure

  171. Eric says:
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    In a 12 team OBP league with QS instead of Wins (dumb I think), which two would you rather have ROS?

    Jake Odorizzi + Eric Hosmer or Kluber + Rendon (or Pollock or Ozuna)?

    also just in case…

    Straight up Odorizzi or Kluber?

    Thanks!

    • jacque jones says:
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      @Eric: I disagree with the qs vs w….qs is legit a win could go to a guy that gives up 3 runs in 1ip. Just my opinion.

      • Eric says:
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        @jacque jones: I see what you’re saying but I think that takes fantasy too far from reality. I’m not a fan of how 2 pitchers and go in and both end up with a qs instead of battling it out for 1 win. It also takes away from having to consider the pitchers teammates when drafting. And relievers/closers already have low value as it is, taking away wins from them makes them almost worthless which I’m not a fan of either. I don’t know, I think it’s kind of exciting when you can pull of a category because of a garbage win or two managers are tied in wins and you have opposite pitchers going against each other, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber…Kluber

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: which one do you think is better value? Haha I guess I’m asking what your thoughts on Rendon are compared to Hosmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Hosmer

  172. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    in that league where i couldn’t waiver desmond (yeah it’s batshit), i got thor with last pickup of week, so decent consolation prize.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  173. spider crabs says:
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    please rank ROS…thanks

    ccarter, soler, m adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Adams

  174. Jason says:
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    Most worthy of a bench spot…..Fiers or Grandal? 12 team point league

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: BTW I disagree on the Carpenter sell. Case of beer says he finishes top 5 at 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  175. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Do you think syndergaard stays up if he pitches well? What would happen with gee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, maybe long relief for Gee

  176. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    Grey….10tm h2h w/K’s and K/9.

    Drop Greene for Rubby?

    Also….Same league,I was offered Porcello for Calhoun.Im desperate for sp.

    • poop dick says:
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      @Guidedbyvoices: Rubby over Greene. Hold Calhoun. IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  177. Skeezix says:
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    All that noise about my Kluber trade and it got voided by my league-mates. It was my Kipnis, D Santana and Shane Greene for Zobrist, Hardy and Kluber. Do you still see it as a good deal for me if I give Cano instead of Kipnis? It kinda hurts my keepers (he’s one of m four hitters), but he’s feeling like a meh keeper at this point.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Skeezix: get a different league. That shouldn’t be vetoed. I hate vetoes unless there is absolute proof of collusion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, trade Cano

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: My other option is to trade Kipnis/Santana/Greene/Machado for Zobrist/Hardy/Kluber/Prado (3B). I like Machado this year – I’m assuming the deal with Cano is probably the lesser hit to my offence overall?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Cano

  178. Bob says:
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    With smyly on the DL which sp would you pick up in a H2H 5×5 league?

    Kennedy
    Paxton
    Simon
    Porcello
    Leake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  179. ryanoger says:
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    Rubby, Buch, or Haren I have an extra spot?

    Or should I use the spot to stash Correa…Desmond owner though is he going to start turning it around?

    Who’s the add?

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch

  180. robo says:
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    Yay….more Rhett Miller. Now i think you’re doing it on purpose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coy, “Maybe”

  181. Just Busted says:
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    ROS: Chavez or DeSclafani?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  182. chris says:
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    Bottom end of my staff in a h2h points league is:
    Hughes
    C-Mart
    Shoemaker
    Leake
    Rodon

    Are any of them worth dropping for Syndergarrd ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See what Rodon does today

  183. The Fridge says:
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    Sell $11 Wil Myers for $10 Syndergaard? Both could be kept for 2 more years…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  184. Bocephus says:
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    Need SP, which tier of SP should I be looking to trade Soler for?
    Would Lester or Carrasco be a good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either SP

  185. Kevin says:
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    Thanks for your humorous and insightful work!!

    Would you trade a not top 10 closer for Reddick as OF depth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Depth? As in a bench bat? No

  186. Wilsonian says:
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    Shallow 8 Team H2H league. I have Kipnis and Wong. I can juggle them depending on matchups and we have an IF slot that one can play in on off days. But do you drop one for someone like Tex or Moss or JD?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not right now

  187. Jon says:
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    Which side would you prefer in a keeper league ? Desmond for Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  188. Jon says:
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    Keep Iwakuma or Smyly on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  189. Jon says:
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    Add one of Happ, Brett Anderson, Colby Lewis, Haren, Wily Peralta, or Shane Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  190. Jon says:
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    How do you rank Springer, Bruce and Soler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  191. Jon says:
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    Add one of Rubby, Paxton, Fiers, Chase Anderson, Rodon, Hahn, Hutchison, Pomeranz, Shane Greene, or Tai Walker?

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon: Actually, scratch Rodon from that list. Thought he was still around but he isn’t. I’d be adding any of these guys over Hughes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  192. Jon says:
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    Choose 2 of Giles, Watson, Yimi, and Cecil? 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yimi, and Cecil

  193. Abe Froman says:
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    Sorry for the weekend question, Grey.

    10 team AL-only roto. Would like to drop Matt Joyce from my OF5 slot.

    Drop him for either Peguero, Colabello, or Preston Tucker?
    If so, how much should I bid on his replacement of my remaining $73 FAAB (minimum bid of $5)

    Appreciate the insight, Fantasy Master Lothario!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colabello, $2

  194. Pb&j says:
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    Carpenter has something going on health wise at the moment. I’m so glad I too your advice and traded him for deGrom last week *tip hat*.

    Bauer looks like his old self again. Drop him for Frias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice….I’d go Frias

  195. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey
    I need SV and OFs are good, I have Stanton J Upton Dickerson Soler and Pence, who is coming back soon.
    1. If I trade Soler for Kimbrel or Chapman, fair?
    2. If I trade Dickerson for Kimbrel or Chapman, fair?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. No

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        It turns out that it’s hard to trade for Kimbrel and Chapman.
        If I trade my Soler for Roberson or Street ect closer, fair? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  196. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    In a 12 team H2H, just flipped my Vogt and Shark for E5 – Sell high – buy low. Roll it up, light it up, smoke it down.

    Toodles!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Sportsflic! Love’d those cards. And ActionPacked too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

  197. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I have Trevor Bauer, Chase Anderson and Nathan Eovaldi.

    Drew Hutchison, J.A. Happ, Aaron Sanchez and Carlos Frias are available. Would you drop anyone to pick them up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer for Frias

  198. Wilson says:
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    Hi , Who would Correa be look like in fantasy value (SS) if he will be called up soon?
    Desmond ? Hanley? Castro? …. Rollins? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young Hanley

  199. Rob Don't Want to use my last name because others in the league read you says:
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    Pitching question with slim pickings.

    Carlos Frias or Travis Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frias

  200. Jon says:
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    Heston, Colome, or Wily Peralta? Thanks for the Saturday answers, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  201. Ty says:
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    I have X-man and Santana at SS…either one droppable for Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  202. The Red Mist says:
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    Who would you drop for Buccholz if anyone, since he’s on waivers right now

    C Ramos
    1b A Gon
    2b Kinsler
    3b Miggy
    Ss Tulo
    Of Harper
    Of Brantley
    Of Myers
    Bench Blackmon
    Bench Segura (cause Tulo)
    Bench Kris Bryant

    Sp F Her
    Sp Kluber
    Sp Greinke
    Rp Rondon
    Rp Soria
    Rp Grilli
    Bench Chris Sale
    Bench Jake Odorizzi
    Bench Danny Sanny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • The Red Mist says:
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        @Grey: sorry,I meant Danny Salazar… I’m guessing that changes things?

  203. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Lance Lynn dropped, you like him more ROS than Alex wood or synargaard ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than Syndergaard

  204. alcohol abuser says:
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    Hey Grey,
    14 team H2H keeper with OPS, instead of AVG.

    Would you trade Cano for Cutch?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  205. Nelson Cruz says:
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    ¡Hola Grey! Which side wins? Rizzo & Bauer orrr Wong, Pujols, Kluber. I’m hesitant to trade Rizzo, but I want to feel confident about not trading him. ¿I’m not overvaluing my (H)Rizzo, am I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  206. Petey says:
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    Long term keeper league:

    Pence/Castillo/Pablo for arenado

    10 team keep forever league.. Alex Gordon/dex fowler would be splitting time as my 4th outfielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  207. TarmanGotHim says:
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    2 separate leagues:

    Would you trade:

    Desmond and Kendrick for Bautista?

    Dee Gordon and Cespedes for Trout?

    I own Wong in both. I own Segura where I own Desmond, and I’m pretty much in first in both. I own Harper and Stanton where I own Cespedes.

    I figure Trout would make up a little bit on the SB side for Gordon.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, either…Trout first

  208. Petey says:
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    Parades/ Alex Gordon/ dex fowler ros..

    Would you drop either gordon/ foer for parades

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, Gordon

  209. The Fridge says:
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    Trade away Miggy to get Encarnacion + Samardjiza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  210. Derrick says:
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    Im a little worried about Devon Travis falling apart so I was thinking about offering Xander Boegarts for Addison Russell. I’ve got Santana to slide in at SS.

    Or I was thinking about offering Xander for Salazar.

    Would you do either of these trades?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  211. Swfcdan says:
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    Colome, Karns or Timmy jims?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: In fact add Rubby and rank, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  212. LadyScorpio says:
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    Wow, great article as always, Grey! I know I’m a little late to the party, but wanted to throw in a few cents anyway.

    I’m managing 2 teams this year. Just so happens that in 1 of them, I happen to own: Shields, Lester, Cole & Kluber. Can definitely attest to presently NOT leading in the pitching categories. Had Salazar earlier then dropped him when he was sent down to the minors. Kicking myself for that!! Also own Kimbrel, Jansen, McGee & Soria. My pitching squad is gonna be DIESEL!!!

    I read your recommendations for buy/sell without fail EVERY week!! It’s RARE that you are wrong! When you said to ditch Fiers, I was a little hesitant at 1st, but I listened to you and boy am I glad I did! ‘OL boy’s been getting lit up like a Christmas tree! Added Buchholz today in my other league. Slipped from 3rd to 8th thanks to Bauer and CMart. Gonna drop CMART and add Paxton. Thanks for ALL the hard work that u do!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Thanks!

  213. Laura says:
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    Done having patience with Josh Harrison. Is Addison Russell or Chris Owings a better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  214. pff123 says:
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    I offered my Upton for his Greinke. He replied with Upton/Gio for Greinke/Soler.

    My OF is stacked, SP is horrible.

    ESPN 10 team, H2H.

    Take the deal?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Wilson says:
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      @pff123:
      Maybe he read Grey’s buy sell article as well. Ha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

      • pff123 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

  215. Dusty Baker says:
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    Have you ever thought about breaking artivles down , to dedicate to NL Only, and/ or AL Only Leagues ? My opinion, but in mixed league, depending on size of course, it seems that there is always talent on the waiver wire……………….. but, in NL or AL Only , especially in NL Only leagues with 10 + Teams, the waiver wire gets real thin after a handful of injuries……………………….. whay are the odds, that you and the boys post articles for NL/ AL Only leagues? ………….. seems to me you would get a bit deeper into the players’ pools , and we can get past all the obvious trivial gibber jabber about household name players………………………. good read as always, and thanks for your time. – DB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mention those guys in my posts… Thanks!

  216. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    I have A. Escobar coming off the DL, and I need to him for steals at MI.

    Who should I drop, Dj LaMhaieu (sp? I the Rockies 2b) or B. Lawrie. Whoever I keep would be my starting 2b.

    Thanks!

    • Carlos says:
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      @Carlos:

      Nice boxing reference, btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeMahieu

  217. Petey says:
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    ROS: Andrus alcides or Brandon Crawford..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  218. Wilson says:
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    Start Buchholz vs Tor Dickey tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks , but Buchholz’s history vs Tor these two years was terrible… Really suggest to start him?

        Buchholz vs Tor
        2015 ERA 13.5 1L AVG .462
        2014 ERA 5.54 2W3L AVG .252

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t start him then

  219. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    1) Arrieta was dumped in my league; who should I drop to claim him?

    Inf – Ramos / Hosmer / Kipnis / Arenado / Desmond / Longoria / (Segura)
    Outf – Upton / Stanton / Myers / Avisail / (Ozuna)
    SP – Samardzija / G. Cole / Ross / McHugh / A. Wood / Carrasco / Salazar
    RP – A. Miller / Boxberger / Cecil / Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: After touting him for the past three months? I know he’s not hitting HRs now, but that should change. Also, that would leave me with a lot of pitchers and we have a 1400 IP limit. I guess I could be more judicious about starts.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Red Barons: arrieta was ranked 15th SP. your team doesn’t need avisail, Grey still likes Avisail. Also, Arrieta was likely drafted around 100 spots or more higher.

  220. jvillan says:
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    pitching a mess running out of transactions. help me please Grey! Currently rostering SP: Volquez, EO, Salazar, shelby, Marco(NA spot), RP: robertson,holland,yimi,osuna,(doolittle,kenley DL).
    Available on waivers: harang, Lincecum,hammel,Jiminez, burnett,Colome,Frias,lackey,happ,nelson, kennedy,shoemaker, folty. Also trying to get Kluber, who should offer; dickerson, Encarnacion, or kris Bryant? I’m good with my bats.
    1B: Miggy, Edwin
    2B: Lawire
    3B: Bryant
    SS: Russell
    OF: Corey, heyward, Reddick, Burns, Marisnick, Avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey over Eovaldi… Trade Bryant?

  221. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    fat adams was dropped worth a wavier 10team league? cahna, k johnson, freese, butler, prado all available i gotta think hes better than those right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  222. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Brandon Moss, Danny Santana, Mike Fiers.
    get- Collin McHugh, Alexei Ramirez, Billy Butler.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Plawecki (Gomes DL). 1B- Morales. 2B- DHerrera (Rendon DL). 3B- Machado. SS- Santana. IN- Moss.
    OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- Marisnick. OF- Eaton. UT- Blanks.
    BN- ArRamirez, Flores, Valbuena, Colabello, Saunders, Parades, CTaylor, Rosario.
    DL- Rendon. DL- Gomes.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- AnSanchez. RP- Melancon. RP- HRondon.
    P- Grilli. P- Romo. P- Latos,
    BN- Fiers.
    DL- Morrow. DL- Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  223. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    how do you rank c santana, fat adams, laroche ros or did i do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right

  224. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    cmart just falling all over the place lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  225. tone DEAF! says:
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    Why does Carlo Martinez sometimes look like Pedro, and then other times (like tonight and the previous outing) look like floppy penis? You did say to SELL… I tried, believe me, I tried. Would you drop him for Pax? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  226. tals23 says:
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    shoemaker was just dropped in a my 15 team redraft league….is he worth a pick up….I have a couple of setup men (hoping to vulture saves) that I can drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  227. NuckingFutz says:
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    With Cobb done for the season, and T. wood blowing up my ratio’s, please pick 2 from A. Sanchez, Lackey, P Hughes, Latos, Nelson or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, Nelson

  228. Chris says:
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    Asked this earlier and you said to see what Rodon did tonight.

    Bottom end of my staff in a h2h points league is:
    Hughes
    C-Mart
    Shoemaker
    Leake
    Rodon

    Are any of them worth dropping for Syndergarrd ROS?

    Seems to me after tonight I may have other options to drop beside Rodon……..like Shoemaker or C-Mart. After tonight any thoughts on who to drop for Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  229. L-Boogoe says:
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    Best thing about having a 5.5 ERA 5 weeks into the season? C-Mart and Shoe didn’t drop me in the standings. Finding the silver lining in my crap filled cloud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  230. joeg414 says:
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    I have had LeMahieu keeping Rendon’s seat warm, but is either Panik , Espinosa or Hill a better play going forward ? 6×6 mixed daily roto.
    Thanks .

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      Maybe pick the best two .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeMahieu, Hill

  231. matt says:
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    the SON likes vogelsong a little. what do you think about his start tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would stream him in some deeper leagues

  232. Nipsey Russell says:
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    Please rank Anibel Sanchez, Paxton, Lynn, Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, Pax, Anibal

  233. Wilson says:
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    Seems K Davis is getting hot

    K Davis or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  234. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey… I’m #5 waiver out of 10. Do you think I should grab Lincecum up and drop Carlos Martinez or Wood.. I need pitching ASAP. 2 – How you feel about holding Wood?? And not mine!! Haha Lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose C-Mart

      • Frank White says:
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        What about Lincecum??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Id want Wood, I’d lose C-Mart…Don’t love Lincecum

  235. ryanoger says:
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    H2H 5×5

    Who would you rather have ROS Torii Hunter, AJ Pollock, or Duda?

    thanks
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  236. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    please rank ros

    dexter, L martin, marisnick, souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Leonys

  237. Fish says:
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    Ha! Red Sox, 30th-ranked team in pitching, fired their pitching coach.

    “We expected you to turn turds into solid bars of gold!!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  238. Jef with 1 f says:
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    In a dynasty…I’ve been offered Rendon for Wong and Addison Russell…I’m on the fence..but leaning towards Rendon…this is probably the cheapest I’ll be able to snag him…I need some mustache support

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Brotha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  239. Bob says:
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    Dickerson against Kershaw has me thinking twice. Hittertron likes Souza #27 but he’s been scuffling a bit. Avisail Garcia is ranked #56 so he’s a decent option over Dickerson as well.

    Would you sit Dickerson against Kershaw or start Souza or Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Dickerson

  240. Bob says:
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    Roto 6×6 with QS. Drop Yimi for Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  241. Frank White says:
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    I paid for a full year of SON and it’s not working today.. I really need it.. Please Help

  242. Bob says:
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    You starting Alex Wood at Washington? SON doesn’t like him but wondered what you thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d leave him on my bench for this one to see how he looks

  243. Frank White says:
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    Whos the better pickup – Frias, Colome or Paxton??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  244. SteveO says:
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    Please rank these SP ….T.Wood, Elias, A.Sanchez, Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Wood

      • SteveO says:
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        Sorry it’s Aaron Sanchez

        • SteveO says:
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          So let me try this again…. T.Wood, Frias, Aaron Sanchez, Elias, Lewis.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Frias, Wood, none are safe

  245. Frank White says:
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    Buchollz vs Dickey or Vogelsong vs Latos?? SON likes Vogelsong better.. Thanks for help by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

      • Frank White says:
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        Thnx

  246. Frank White says:
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    The league minuse points for hits and ER

  247. joeg414 says:
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    Good Morning, Billy Burns or Juan Lagares as an extra bat ? 6×6 mixed daily roto. I could use the steals when I put them in , but is Burns going to play everyday like Juan ? And when will Juan start stealing like the end of last year ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  248. chris says:
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    Feel a little crazy asking this but….drop C-Mart for Mat Latos in h2h pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  249. Valbuena leaving the station? says:
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    if you had the choice between fat adams or L martin as a wavier pickup which would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  250. joeg414 says:
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    Need a quick Batty Call for today :
    M.Taylor vs A.Wood
    Jackie Bradley vs Dickey
    Carlos Peguero vs Odorizzi
    D.Espinosa vs A.Wood
    J.H Kang vs T.Lyons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry I do the podcast from 930 to 11 Sunday morning… I would’ve said Peguero

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey: That’s ok. That’s who I picked

  251. I am the Walrus says:
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    I’m in a H2H league with all people from Chicago. I have Rodon on my roster so I can probably get good value for him. I’m afraid that he’s gets shut down to keep his innings down when our playoffs start and I need him the most. Again I realize it’s early, would you rather wait for a couple more starts, get his value up and trade him or ride out the upside and hope he’s in rotation at fantasy playoff time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget September, get there first

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @I am the Walrus:he’s already missed many innings since being called up, as he’s not in rotation.

  252. Jon says:
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    Chris Carter and Jay Bruce both were dropped yesterday. I have number one waiver priority and an extra roster spot. Who do you prefer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  253. Valbuena leaving the station? says:
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    jj hardy vs bogie ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  254. Nelson Cruz says:
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    One side, Kluber & Wong. Other side, Upton. Who wins? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  255. Fungazi says:
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    Think Al Wood goes to pen or demoted? I didn’t start him today, but he is TERRIBLE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not since he’s not pitching that bad

  256. Jon says:
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    Kang or Odor ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  257. Swfcdan says:
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    Fatt for J-Pax if you need pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  258. nightpandas says:
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    Happy Mom day Grey,

    Would you deal Dozier/Rondon if you needed steals for Gordon/Pomeranz

    15 team keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, nightpandas… No, I wouldn’t, get cheaper steals…

  259. Valbuena leaving the station? says:
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    A wood vs paxton ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  260. dk says:
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    Between Pineda & Salazar today, it’s a major bonerfest over here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totes!

  261. Jon says:
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    Colome over Paxton, Shoemaker, or Hahn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Shoe

  262. Jon says:
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    2 of Hunter, Bruce, and Heyward ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Bruce

  263. Jon says:
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    Kang, Crawford or Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  264. Jon says:
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    Pollock or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  265. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop marisnick for Leonys mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: leonys should hit at the top all year right? marisnick should go back once springer returns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  266. Jon says:
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    Do you prefer Tazawa or Ramos for possible saves/Ks/ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tazawa

  267. Cohen says:
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    Grey, A.Wood or Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  268. Lane Meyers says:
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    NL-Only 5×5 Roto keeper league

    I was offered AJ Pollock ($14) for Jung Ho Kang ($11) and Brett Anderson ($6)?

    Pollock in second year of contract so could be kept again next year at same price. Kang and Anderson in first year of their contracts.

    I’m currently 1st in HR and 3rd in RBI but could use help in SB (9th) and Runs (5th). Only currently have 5 starters (Ross, Wacha, Fiers, Nelson, Anderson), but I do have Ryu on DL (if he ever gets back) and Petit (if he ever gets a shot to start). But my feeling is Anderson is always an injury waiting to happen, doesn’t get a ton of K’s, and Dodgers don’t seem to want to let him pitch past 6th inning, so he’s probably not the answer to my pitching staff anyway. Can probably play the free agent pool and/or try and swing a separate trade to upgrade my pitching.

    Kang does seems to be earning more PT, and not sure what’s going to happen in ARI’s crowded OF with PT once Lamb is back… but Pollock should continue to start and seems like he has the most upside of anyone in this trade, right?

    Would you do the trade?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock side

  269. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. My starters and closers have been pretty awful. Stanton/Archie bradley/reed for Braun/felix/holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side, get a cheaper SP

  270. J-FOH says:
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    Two episodes in and working on three.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s great, right?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m now on episode 4. And I haven’t got up since we started watching it so what do you think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t you have a baby’s mama fancy dinner planned or something?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Nope, we did some grilling at my parents last night (she has to work today) Had some nice filets, jumbo shrimp and the sweetest scallops I’ve had in a long time. Tonight I’m springing for Thai takeout.

            That show is pretty awesome. Great death when the guy throws his head into the spike.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nice! I’m only on episode 2, savoring it…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’m like Gaudin at a plastic surgeons office…what does that make sense?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: that was me pouring some of my 40 for prezii, miss that guy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Where is he?

                    • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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                      @J-FOH: what show is this?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Daredevil on netflix

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: he hits me up on twitter every now and then but has no computer and says the site doesn’t work on his phone so basically he’s been sleeping with his excuses

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Grey: @J-FOH:
      What ya watching?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Daredevil…Just watch the first episode on Netflix, it’s bonkers good

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Grey:
          I will.
          Thanks.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @FrankGrimes: It’s very good and dark. I like it a lot

            • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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              @J-FOH: penny dreadful started up again first season was great

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Happy Valley is also great

  271. Oppo Taco says:
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    Pax or Buer ROS? Trade either for Moustakas (I have valbuena at 3b)
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, sure

  272. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Okay to drop Bauer for Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  273. Colin says:
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    Grey – I’m in 2nd place of a 10-team 6×6 Roto Keeper League for some $$$

    Categories are: R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG and QS, IP, S, WHIP, ERA, K

    The only category where I’m in the bottom half of my league is Strikeouts (I’m Last In Strikeouts)….200 Max, I’m towards the bottom of the pack with 34, but I’ve fallen far behind in Strikeouts…

    Here’s my roster, would you recommend making any adjustments to improve my pitching staff? Or any advice on this team in general? Thanks!

    C: Vogt
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Dee Gordon
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Segura
    1b/3B: Pujols
    2B/SS: Devon Travis
    OF: J.Upton
    OF: Dickerson
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Marisnick
    Util: Morales
    Bench: Grandy
    Bench: Nori Aoki
    Bench: Josh Hamilton
    DL: Travis D’arnaud

    SP: Greinke, Arrieta, Ross, McHugh, Paxton, Bauer, Syndergaard
    RP: Rosenthal, Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer’s might be droppable, those bench bats are a waste, I’d want extra arms

    • Colin says:
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      @Colin: When I say 200 max, I mean starts, I’ve used 34 starts so far

  274. FrankGrimes says:
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    I hate Alex wood
    even more than I did before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  275. Colin says:
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    Thanks for answering that last comment Grey!

    Again, 6×6 roto (QS, IP, K, S, ERA, WHIP) and I desperately need K’s

    Please rank these ROS:

    Chavez, Bauer, Colome, Latos, A.Bradley, Frias, Haren, AJ Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Colome, Burn

  276. Corey says:
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    Who is the real Devon Travis? The ROM in April or the, uh, BUM in May? I’m in a Toronto league and thinking he might still have trade value and could flip him for a closer better than Steve Cishek – who I was eventually going to replace with Doolittle anyway.

    Trade or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade him for a closer better than Cishek, sure

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        Separately, who do you like between Andrelton Simmons and Addison Russell? Both available and I’m thinking of moving Bogaerts to the bench for a while.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Russell

  277. The Harrow says:
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    bunch of weird drops here. see if any action to be done
    1. 20 team dynasty H2H, with QS, K/9. drop folty to get hughes?
    2. league with OPS, BB’s,K’s and net steals for batters. 12 team redraft. H2H.
    C ramos
    C swihart
    1B rizzo
    2B harrison
    SS addison
    3B son of donald
    CI Panda
    MI Lawrie
    LF Upton
    CF Marte
    RF Soler
    OF Dickerson
    Util Avisail
    BN Heyward/Rusney.
    I added Rusney when i thought Hanram was down for real, but he seemingly isn’t (till tomorrow maybe). Roster shows i’d probably be better off with an infielder for 2nd BN bat here, but best players I can grab are more OF. Best out of Rusney/Souza (just dropped)/Colby/Valbuena/Forsythe/Kang. Probably Souza here.
    3. alcides worth a top waiver claim in 12 teamers to replace owings? i’m thinking so. redraft.
    4. in 12 teamers with QS and K/BB keep hughes over these if i have 79 adds left on year?
    karns/happ/rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Souza 3. Yes 4. Hold

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: trust SON in #1 and go Frias over Folty if i can’t get Hughes? I’m constantly low in waivers in that 20 teamer. Frias probably won’t be free agent long, after a good start SP go away usually faster than that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  278. Dommattingly says:
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    Odubel or Alexei Ramirez ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  279. Dommattingly says:
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    Bauer or Chase Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  280. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Kang or Jace ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  281. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team 5×5 roto. Only start 7 pitchers (SP or RP). My offense is great but I’m dead stinkin last in ERA (5.5+), WHIP (1.5), and wins (8). My staff is:

    Lester
    Smarjidjiza
    Paxton
    Fiers
    J Nelson
    C-Mart
    Shoemaker
    Just lost Smyly.
    and a bunch of closers (Miller, Box, Allen, Casilla, Doolittle).

    Available on waivers: Colome, Frias, Miguel Gonzalez, Colby Lewis, Chavez, Rubby, Chase Anderson.

    Someone just offered me Garrett Richards and Luis Valbuena for Longoria. Longo is my DH. I have Arenado at 3B and Chris Davis at CI. Only thing that scares me is that Richards ERA is 2.52 and his xFIP is 4.7. Pull the trigger or play the waiver wire?

    THanks.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Same guy has Kluber, Arrieta, and Salazar. I’m trying to go for one of those SPs + valbuena for Longo + closer (except for Miller)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Rubby over Shoe and C-Mart… Forget Richards there